New York Times Book Reviews

Open Book: The Inexhaustible Four

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:42
In his new book, Rob Sheffield writes: ““Being born on the same planet as the Beatles is one of the 10 best things that’s ever happened to me.”
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Paperback Row

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:33
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Ivory Tower: The Humanity of Numbers

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:15
Three books examine the human propensity for sharing numbers — in more ways than you might think.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:38
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Gabourey Sidibe: By the Book

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:00
The actress and author of “This Is Just My Face” found herself rereading Ruthie Mae Bolton’s “Gal,” “each time understanding more and more, the blessing and the burden of being a black woman.”
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Books of The Times: Patricia Lockwood Is a Priest’s Child (Really), but ‘From the Devil’

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 15:06
Lockwood, a poet, truly is the daughter of a Catholic priest. It’s a long story, and it roars from the gate in this memoir.
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Newsbook: Making Sense of the Philippines

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:57
With the Philippine-American relationship under scrutiny, here are three books to shed light on the former U.S. colony’s culture and politics.
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Fiction: Maine’s Great Fires Kindle a Second Chance at Love

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:18
Anita Shreve puts a historic disaster to work in this novel about a young mother who loses her home and nearly her life in the fires of 1947.
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Nonfiction: America First? No, Says Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 06:00
In “Democracy,” Rice argues that people around the world yearn for freedom, and that democracy promotion is a key goal of American foreign policy.
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It’s Complicated: The Path of an Israeli-Palestinian Love Story

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:00
Dorit Rabinyan hopes Americans will read her prizewinning novel, ‘All the Rivers,’ for its story, and not the controversy surrounding it in Israel.
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Match Book: A Fantastic, Fantastical Book for the New, Cool Woman in My Life

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 04:02
Reader, rejoice: People are still wooing each other with books. Our columnist suggests titles to impress a love interest whose tastes run to fantasy.
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Books of The Times: Having Trouble Having It All? Ivanka Alone Can Fix It

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 23:02
In “Women Who Work,” Ivanka Trump offers advice to inspire you and “your team.”
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Nonfiction: Cheryl Strayed on Richard Ford’s Masterly Memoir of His Parents

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 04:00
In “Between Them,” the author of “The Sportswriter” imagines his mother and father, both as they seemed to him in life and who they were beyond his view.
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Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:29
In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
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The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:08
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
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Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
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Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
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Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In his new collection, “Living in the Weather of the World,” Richard Bausch proves yet again that he’s a master of the short story.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
Readers Respond to the presumed loneliness of Hill Country, the absence of bibliography and more.
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Fiction: Two Immigrant Families Intertwine During London’s Summer of Bombs

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
Margot Singer’s novel “Underground Fugue” follows the intermingled fortunes of four Londoners in the summer of the terrorist bombings.
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